Cover: Assessing the Performance of Mortality Prediction Models

Assessing the Performance of Mortality Prediction Models

Final Report for HCFA Severity Project

Published 1993

by David Hadorn, Emmett B. Keeler, William H. Rogers, Robert H. Brook

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Concerns about the cost and quality of health care have resulted in a national effort to determine the health outcomes of medical and surgical services. This report concentrates on developing criteria that risk-assessment systems should meet to permit consumers to intelligently evaluate them. It also presents a comparison of several selected mortality prediction models.

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